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  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    Quote from Green Kamahl
    That foil Japanese Plains/Mountain is very interesting. I've seen people do that to proxy Revised Duals by peeling off the top of a foil basic of one type and reattaching it to a second one. Is that possibly the case here? Or is it a legitimate funky misprint. If it were, that's got to one of the more bizarre ones I've ever seen.

    No its not peeled or anything. Its a partially albino foil mountain.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    I always enjoy seeing completely pimped out type 1 decks (meaning all jap foil/korean with A/B duals and altered cards where possible). Its just impressive since it takes so much effort to put together such an awesome deck.

    Anyway a couple of my more interesting cards...

    Most pimp cities in existance...

    Some cool misprints

    Fancy alters and signatures.

    And some random japanese foil things.

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on More States May Copy the SB1070 Anti-Immigration Laws
    Quote from Metal Elvis
    How is AZ's state law unconstitutional? It is the same as what the federal law is and has been for many years. Look it up. Realize that the BS thrown about on TV isn't nearly as credible as people appear to believe.

    The only fair and balanced network is Fox news! Everything else is leftist-radical propaganda.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on Religious Morality vs Democratic Laws
    Morals come from religion. As Nietzsche points out when you lose religion slowly you lose morals because in a democracy all you really have is mob rule and what does the mob want? What is best for itself. This means that eventually you get to the point where murder becomes justified and other such nonsense.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on Tax is Theft!
    Quote from achilleszero

    No, not in name only. It is a functioning republic. Please learn what a republic is.

    The US has been a representative democracy since it's inception. A representative democracy is a type of republic. The founding fathers wanted a representative democracy in the form of a constitutional republic as opposed to a direct democracy (also a type of republic). The 17th amendment did nothing to change us from bieng a republic.

    You seem to want to seperate democracy from republic. That would be a neat trick since democracy is a big part of what make a republic a republic.

    If you had any reading comprehension skills you would understand the point I was making is that in a republic political power is restricted. It is considered a privelege and not a right as in a democracy...

    Its really hard to consider the America the founders envisioned a democracy. The right to vote was restricted to white male landowners. Now a lot of people will say this was wrong, etc etc, but there was a very important reason for this. Only white males could attend University, thus they were really the only demographic that had any education in political theory and philosophy. There also wasn't social aid and other nonsense so if you weren't a landowner odds were you didn't have the money to be well educated.

    Now, why is it good that only people who have political and philosophical knowledge engage in the political process? Because they know much more about the matters at hand and should have more principles than the uneducated masses. Just imagine you have a medical problem and you have 2 options... 1- you can go to a doctor for his opinion; 2- you can survey 100 random people and get their opinions. What would you do? Reason tells you to go to a doctor so why then do we let everyone vote?

    Now, I like how nobody has really said anything to counter my statement that taxes are morally wrong and unjust and that they are nothing more than plunder. If everyone is going to get hung up on silly arguments about certain quotes let me present a new idea...

    The best form of government is a constitutional monarchy.

    There you have it. It is much easier to ensure the constitution is preserved in a monarchy and if the monarch ever drifts towards tyranny it is much clearer and easier to prevent than in a democracy.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on Tax is Theft!
    Quote from achilleszero

    Um, are you not aware that the USA is a constitutional republic?

    Thanks so much for this useful information. You obviously bring great knowledge to this debate. Sadly the US is a republic only in name. The US is as much a republic as Canada is a monarchy.

    Sure, there might be some republican influences still present, but the fact remains that the US became a representative democracy with the passage of the 17th amendment.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on Tax is Theft!
    Taxation is nothing but legal plunder. The IRS functions no differently than the mafia...

    "Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger their acts would otherwise involve… But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn’t belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime .Then abolish that law without delay… No legal plunder; this is the principle of justice, peace order, stability, harmony and logic"

    -Frederic Bastiat

    Just because something is legal doesn't make it right or just. Anyone who is going to argue this is an idiot. Look at the horrible things the Nazi's and Communists did. They were all voted into power by a majority. Just because the majority accepts something or because something is legal it doesn't mean it isn't tyrannical and unjust...

    "There is in all of us a strong disposition to believe that anything lawful is also legitimate. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that things are “just” because the law makes them so."

    -Frederic Bastiat

    Confusing justice with the law is a huge mistake. Let me give you an example. If the government made murder legal would you accept it? If the government sent an official to you and told you 51% of the population decided they didn't like you and you should commit suicide would you do it? I hope not. That is what democracy in its purest form demands though. Democracy is arguably the most tyrannical form of government because it masks injustices with claims of legality and majority acceptance...

    “The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter”

    -Winston Churchill

    "I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."

    "The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society."

    "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

    “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49”

    -Thomas Jefferson

    "A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."

    -Alexis de Tocqueville

    Now I'm sure a ton of people will jump at me and try to justify taxes, but the main point is that our current tax system is nothing more than tyrannical plunder. Even if taxes are a necessary evil the current "income tax" system is arguably the most unjust method of taxation in history...

    “Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime,
    suppress minorities and still remain democratic.”

    -Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

    "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."

    -Benjamin Franklin

    "As a rule, tyranny arises from democracy."


    The main problem is that everyone is brainwashed to believe that a democracy is the greatest form of government. In reality most political theorists and philosophers have all agreed that democracy is one of the worst forms of government.

    Republic- The rule of the better part of the people in the interest of the common good.
    Democracy- The rule of the worst part of the people for their own benefit.

    "A Republic ought to take great care not to promote anyone to any important administration who has been done a notable injury by someone."
    Niccolo Macchiavelli

    ^Hah. Look at our president. An indoctrinated racist and socialist. Just what Macchiavelli warns us about is what our democracy gives us. A man who believes he and his people have suffered at the hands of the "corporations" and "white america".

    Now, here is what some of the countries founders would think of most democrats of this day and age...

    "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

    -Samuel Adams

    "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."

    -Benjamin Franklin

    So, what we really need is a republic not a democracy...

    "The republic is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."
    -Thomas Jefferson

    “Republicanism is not the phantom of a deluded imagination. On the contrary, laws, under no form of government, are better supported, liberty and property better secured, or happiness more effectually dispensed to mankind.”

    -George Washington
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on 2011 Grand Prix Schedule Announced
    Quote from Xypes
    Legacy should always be in Holland, because there it is where really much people play legacy so I think that's a realy good idea Grin

    What? The biggest independant european tournaments are in France, Italy and Spain. Spanish monthly tournaments are also huge. The benefit of Holland is that its much more central and easier to get to while not being filled with french people and being extremely expensive and ☺☺☺☺ty like Paris.
    Posted in: News
  • posted a message on [Official] Altered Art Thread (56k Beware)
    Thats awesome Laura Smile

    I really liked the look of them individually, but its really cool that you can piece them together. The execution looks flawless as well.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on [Official] Altered Art Thread (56k Beware)
    Quote from Stoyrm
    @Poxy: Though the card personifies a horrible act in human history i don't find it tasteless. It's basically a lot of dead people right? If he said here's a group of dead people, people wouldn't even be reacting -.-. I liked it :).

    The problem is whoever commissioned the card had some message in mind with it. I can't see any good intention on their behalf since this can provoke tons of hatred and jokes just by making a connection between the card and event. As dry cereal said jew isn't a creature type.

    I don't think the art itself is offensive and wouldn't have even related it to The Holocaust had I not been told that was the intent. Poxy also made it clear he had no ill-intention when painting the card. My only problem is that whoever commissioned it might have. If you dig a little you will see he has a typical Serbian/Croat last name. This means the likelihood of there being anti-semetic sentiments behind the commission is greatly increased. Serbia isn't exactly known for its religious tolerance and Croatia is probably the most fascist country in Europe today.

    Anyway, while I do think the decree is a questionable call I don't have any problems seeing Hitler on a card especially if there is no provocatory meaning. Anyone who does is just over-sensitive. Hitler on Words of War or Goebbels on propaganda is similar to seeing Darth Vader on a card pronounced "villens-kraft" and makes much more sense than seeing naked anime girls on basic lands.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on Is your deck too 'pimp'ed out?
    Playing a fully jap foil/korean deck is great. Lots of people don't know what certain cards do and don't bother asking. It reminds me of playing a completely jap foil dredge deck in legacy. People who didn't understand how the deck worked would just sit there and use tormods crypt at the wrong time.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Official] Altered Art Thread (56k Beware)
    One of the original artists I sent cards to overdid it and the cards aren't tournament legal as they are atm. I was wondering how easy it would be to fix this. Its on foils and he used thick paint so you can probably acetone away the areas he shouldn't have painted on. Does anyone want to contact me about working on this. I really need these cards fixed and will pay well I just don't know who to ask as its for foil cards and I'd prefer someone with lots of experience working with those.
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on If you get a DUI your license should be permanently revoked.
    I'm pretty sure my BAC could be .2 while I'm on coke and mushrooms and I'd still be less impaired than most senile old people on the roads today.

    Seriously if you are going to argue drinking impairs you so you should get some extremely severe punishments I'm going to say that something like 50% of drivers on the road today are already impaired and they should have their licenses revoked.

    If it were actually a challenge to get a license and not every ☺☺☺☺☺☺ who can walk into the DMW were given one the roads would be much safer than if you imposed more severe restrictions on drunk drivers.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on [Official] Altered Art Thread (56k Beware)
    We need to see more alters from you bigup. That swamp is amazing.

    Here's a nice ensnaring bridge btw...
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on [Official] Altered Art Thread (56k Beware)
    I think the influx of talented artists is great. Everyone is always coming up with greater pieces than their previous ones. I also love that some artists have a completely unique style. I sure as hell want to own some alters from Ondal or Masume.

    That being said we need more cool projects and collaborations between artists. I can't wait to see double altered cards. I've been working on that for quite some time now.
    Posted in: Artwork
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